Pen-Down Strike

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Pen-Down Strike

A labor action in which employees come to work but do not do any work. The term connotes that this takes place in an office setting as opposed to an industrial setting. A pen-down strike is analogous to a slow down. See also: Strike.
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The office bearers of the federation are in constant contact with high ups of provincial government to resolve the issue of nonpayment of salaries", he claimed, making clear that local government employees will observe pen down strike and close their offices if payment of salaries was not ensured up to Nov 30.
More than 1 Lakh workers will be demonstrating a pen down strike under the collaboration of All Pakistan WAPDA Hydro Electric Workers Union (CBA) across the country.
MIRPUR, June 22 -- In Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK), clerical cadre employees of all the government and semi-government departments Monday went on indefinite pen down strike in support of their long cherished demands.
The ongoing pen down strike would continue till July 1," Rajivnath added.
WAPDA Hydro Union observe strike: The WAPDA Hydro Union observed complete pen down strike and locked the offices of PESCO Karak against the proposed privatization of WAPDA, delaying tactics for the up gradation of the employees and restoration of son quota.
According to details, President of Patwari union of Rawalpindi, Qazi Hussain has told that, patwaris had staged a pen down strike few months before when Punjab govt refused to fill up their demands of medical allowance, residential facilities and salary increment, However strike was retracted after Punjab government made promise to accept their demands but so far the demands have not been fulfilled.
Afzal Khan Senior Vice President Auditors Welfare Association addressing the participants said that all auditors and senior auditors of FBR were observing country wide pen down strike till fulfilment of their legal demands.
On the other hand the local chapter of Anjman Patwarian and Qanoongoyan announced to observe pen down strike against area police for not taking any action against an accused person who misbehaved with revenue department officials.
KARACHI -- Employees of Pakistan Audit and Account Department (PAAD) on Friday observed countrywide pen down strike to get approval of their audit allowance.
ISLAMABAD, 12 April 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Employees of Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) will observe pen down strike from April, 20 against corruption and anti employees policies of administration.
Otherwise they warned to observe complete pen down strike.